Ryan Reynolds Becomes a Screenwriter; Gets ‘Deadpool 2’ Writing Credit

The Fox Movies website lists Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds as the credited screenwriters

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Ryan Reynolds can now add screenwriter to his resume, as the actor has a writing credit on the upcoming film in which he’ll also star, “Deadpool 2.”

The Fox Movies website lists Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds as the credited screenwriters. Although Reynolds was already listed as one of this film’s producers — along with the first “Deadpool” and upcoming projects “X-Force” and “Clue” — this is his first writing credit. Reynolds has been heavily involved in the development of the “Deadpool” film series so getting credited as a screenwriter shouldn’t come as a surprise.

The synopsis for the sequel is as follows:

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Directed by David Leitch, Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al  and Karan Soni as Dopinder. Julian Dennison, Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna join the cast in undisclosed roles.

“Deadpool 2” is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 18.